11 GIFs that accurately explain the awkwardness of opening a gift you kinda hate

Happy Holidays!! We hope you received everything you asked for this Christmas and if you didn’t — hey, that’s okay, there’s always next year. We know every year there are a couple gifts that make you wonder, “What the heck were they thinking?” Perhaps your great grandma knitted you the world’s itchiest scarf (bless her heart) or your coworker got you the ugliest ugly Christmas sweater or your little brother regifted you that ridiculous thing you got him for this birthday. Whatever it is, you know it’s something you’ll probably never use because it’s not actually useful and it’ll just end up collecting dust in the back of your closet. Cue the awkwardness!

On the surface you remain calm, you smile, and say “thank you” but underneath it all the real awkwardness runs wild. We think these GIFs will accurately explain everything that’s happening beyond your grateful exterior while opening a gift you kinda hate.

1Just looking at it you can already tell it’s gonna be bad…

2You’re hopeful though or maybe it’s a little bit of denial

3But then you see it…

4And you realize it’s real

5You quietly wipe away the tears

6Now, you’re angry!

7Because how could they? They should know you better

8You just can’t believe it!

9Here comes the tears again…

10Now, there’s nothing but rage!

11But you know what, it’s okay. It’s Christmas and there’s always booze.

Let it all out, guys. We totally understand the rollercoaster of emotions but for what it’s worth — we wish you a Merry Christmas.

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